Arman's Sourdough Snickerdoodles

This recipe is a great use of extra sourdough starter and yields cookies that have a bread-like texture but distinctive cookie taste.

Makes roughly 24 cookies. I created this recipe! Dope.



  • 113g butter, soft
  • 100g white sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 100g Sourdough Starter (discard or fed)
  • 150g AP flour
  • Extra sugar and cinnamon for coating


  1. Combine sugars and butter, mix until creamy
  2. Add egg to butter mixture
  3. Add vanilla, salt, and baking powder to mixture
  4. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cream of tartar, and cardamom to mixture
  5. Add starter and flour to the mixture, and stir to combine
  6. Mixture should be roughly play-doh consistency; if it is a little loose chill in the fridge or freezer while your oven pre-heats
  7. Preheat oven to 375 F
  8. Scoop using a teaspoon scoop into balls, roll in cinnamon sugar, and place roughly 1.5 inches apart on baking sheet
  9. Press with spatula to flatten slightly
  10. Bake for 9-12 minutes (closer to 9 for softer, bread-like cookies)